he National Audit Office (NAO), an influential independent Government body, has launc hed a study into educational provision for people between t he ages of 16-25 with a special educational need (SEN).
As part of their research, they have launched a survey for people with knowledge or experience of 16-25 education for those with SEN.
The study will look at how central and local government make decisions on provision for this age group.
It will also look closely at w
het her value for money is being achieved in t he current system.
The NAO is an extremely influential organisation, responsible for auditing government bodies. T
heir recommendations are often taken forward into government policy. This research is particularly timely given that the SEN Green Paper sets out that educational, health and care plans, which will replace statements, will be available up to the age of 25.
We want to ensure that t
he views of those affected by autism are represented in t he report. Therefore if you have knowledge or experience of special educational needs provision for 16-25 year olds, please do respond to the survey
The NAO are keen to
hear from a range of stakeholders in t he issue, w het her a young person with SEN, a parent or a professional with relevant experience. More information can be found on t he NAO’s website. To go directly to t he survey, click here